Down memory lane

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One hundred per cent school attendance is an amazing achievement and it is astounding that so many achieved the honour almost 100 years ago when getting to and from school was more difficult and healthcare wasn’t up to today’s standards.

This photo shows all the pupils of Drumlemble primary school who made perfect attendances in the 1918-1919 session.

In the centre of the front row is Elizabeth (Lizzie) McMillan who was born in 1910.

Elizabeth’s daughter Betty Cockburn said: ‘Mum used to walk to school from High Lossit Farm, where her grandfather worked.’

The almost two-mile journey would have taken Lizzie around 40 minutes before and after school, each day.

Lizzie went on to marry Betty’s father George Prior and lived in Campbeltown for the rest of her life.

Can any of our readers tell us the names of any of the other studious youngsters in our photograph?